Christmas 2017 has been a blast with everyone getting involved in lots of activities and community inclusion projects.
We celebrate advent at the start of December - each year the residents at Easton Maudit count down towards the big day by putting goldern stars on the night sky which acts as a reminder for everyone that Christmas is coming and is an enjoyed activty for all.
At Yardley Hastings the residents and tenants from both homes joined forces with The Yardley Arts Centre to produce some wonderful lanterns in anticipation of the annual lantern parade around the village culminating in mulled wine and mince pies at the Yardley Arts Centre.
Each year at Yardley Hastings, various members of the community take it in turns to decorate one of their windows for advent with an unveiling to the community. Our home was the 6th day of advent which everyone enjoyed, particulary the mince pies and mulled wine which followed.
Throughout December our Employment and Training Team sourced activities for everyone including Christmas meals out, panto visits, ice skating and much more.
At Easton Maudit, the Family and Friends lunch took place and was enjoyed by all attendees. This was on the day when England was grid locked by snow. Oakfield would like to thank all the staff who made it to work to make the day so special for all who attended. During this snowy period, the residents, tenants and staff at Yardley Hastings made a fun music video which can be viewed on the link below.
At Yardley Hastings on the 17th December Family and Friends were invited to celebrate Christmas in style. We were entertained by the Wollaston Salvation Army Brass Band playing Christmas carols and one of our tenants sang a solo and demonstrated his skills on the tambourine. This was accompanied by a buffet supper and more mulled wine and again was enjoyed by all.
Christmas day finally arrived with many of the residents and tenants going home. The guys who remained at Oakfield had fun opening their presents and enjoying their Christmas lunch.